Samuel Schofield

Samuel Schofield

You’d Never Know It By Looking At This Guy, But All Roads Led Back To Sam

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  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★

    This is a really great film far better than I ever remembered it being. When watching this triooogy I anticipated the first would be a slog to get though and then the Matt Reeves directed sequels would be great. What I found however was a uniquely crafted first entry into a trilogy that tells a wholly original story with themes that hit me deeply making me question what it means to be human.

  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

    ★★★★½

    Aaron Sorkin never fails to amaze me with his writing and 2015’s Steve Jobs is another glittering example of his talents. Working in Tandem with director Danny Boyle and a star studded cast Steve Jobs delivers an all fronts creating my favourite bio-pic to date.

    Sorkin’s writing is no secret at this point, he writes very snappy dialogue and often makes very intelligent people come across very intelligently without sending the audience to sleep. The film is written in 3 obvious…

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  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★★

    Martin Scorsese’s magnum opus. 

    The Irishman is the greatest work from one of the greatest directors cinema has ever seen. 

    To get the obvious out of the way, the de-ageing effects used are questionable. Whether it be the shaky lip movements or Scorsese’s constant collaborator De Niro’s eyes being a neon blue worthy of a blade runner movie, there is work to be done here. That being said after a few scenes the effects seem to settle and become unnoticeable,…

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★

    Star by name, star by nature.

    A star is born achieves everything it sets to do and more. Upon watching this initially I expected a typical romantic film that blasts through cinemas for gathering a cool 500m dollars until the next clone comes around. Bradley Coopers A Star Is Born however surpasses all pre conceptions I had with a wonderful entanglement of talent, love, substance abuse and more. 

    The narrative this film drives stars Bradley Cooper playing musical superstar Jackson…